Series: ARES Security #2
Release Date: December 27, 2016
Source: Net Galley
Rating: 5 Stars
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Five brave military heroes have survived the hell of a Taliban prison to return home—and take on civilian missions no one else can. They’re the men of ARES Security. Highly skilled, intimidating, invincible, and one by one, tested again and again…
Lucas St. Clair’s prestigious family had a political future neatly planned out for him—one that didn’t include his high school sweetheart, Mia Ramon. Under their pressure, Lucas gave her up. But since surviving captivity, he’s a changed man—and a crucial member of ARES Security. When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message, his fiercest protective instincts kick in, and he knows he must go to her.
Mia has never forgiven Lucas for breaking her heart, and she’s convinced her feelings for him are in the past. But it’s soon clear that isn’t true for either of them. Now, determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe, with his ARES buddies backing him up, Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim’s last days—and follow a lethal trail that leads right back to the fate of the woman he still loves…
WOW! Alexandra Ivy turned up the suspense AND the heat in this latest installment to the ARES Security series!
Second chance romances are my favorite reading trope and Lucas and Mia did not disappoint! Lucas broke Mia’s heart but he’s never forgotten her and the love they shared. When Lucas finds out Mia is in danger, he drops everything and hightails it back to Louisiana and to the woman that still holds his heart.
Mia is a tough heroine but she finds it hard to keep her walls up with Lucas around. She’s gotta stay strong and keep him at a distance, but Lucas’s fierce protectiveness and candid emotions test Mia’s resolve. Lucas and Mia are brilliant together. Their chemistry just about set my Kindle ablaze. They were a perfect fit!
There’s also a secondary romance storyline that developed and was really sweet! I’m pulling for this couple and I hope that we can see them in future books! And the suspense hook to the story was amazing. I could not put the book down! From start to finish it’s a fast-paced ride full of twists, turns and dark secrets! I had to stop myself several times from jumping to the end to find out who the villain(s) and uncover his/her/their devious plans! Full throttle excitement all the way! I cannot WAIT for the next book!
I highly recommend the ARES Security series!
I want to thank the publisher for generously offering me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.